can i restore my harddrive files to prior to win10 install?

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  1.    25 May 2016 #11

    i searched for windows.old and no matches in file explorer? should i search somewhere else?
    when you install win 10 is there an option to format the drive that he may have selected?
    Thank you so much
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       25 May 2016 #12

    Show hidden files (explorer options - view tab) might help

    The upgrade process requires a running OS, so I doubt that he initially performed a Clean install (wiping the drive) - that would require some technical skills.

    see post# 3 and post# 10
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  3.    25 May 2016 #13

    bknapp614 said: View Post
    All my folders are empty? Pictures are gone? Neat receipts are empty? Any suggestions where everything would be stored? Thank you
    A very real concern, I can relate! Because folder/file recovery using usb or dvd Puppy Linux or WinPE boot with attached external HD -- consider finding a local computer guru who can walk you through the necessary steps, or do them for you, and perhaps you can recover the folders/files.
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